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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 4, 2008 Issue 

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Bishop Zubik farewell Mass

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Photo slideshow:
Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

Photo slideshow from pilgrimage
to Poland, Austria and Germany

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• Pope benedict opens year of St. Paul; Says apostle's witness serves as model for today's Christians

• Catholics suffer in Zimbabwe; Mugabe supporters assault priests during crackdown

• Communion on tongue new standard for papal Masses; Pope Benedict XVI indicates preference for more traditional practices

• St. Louis archbishop takes Vatican post; Archbishop Burke, a La Crosse native, named prefect of Vatican's high court

• Facebook with a Catholic twist; Delaware man starts social networking site for Catholic parishes

• Report eyes Catholic influence
on '08 elections

• Quebec hosts Eucharistic Congress; 49th international congress attracts more than 50,000 people

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
Forgiveness for the sinner; Contrition is beginning of forgiveness of sins

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Avoiding potholes on road to ministry; Some guidelines for God's servants

• Charlie Martin -- More than time needed to heal; Why not choose a career aimed at helping others?

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Resorting to sacramental gymnastics; Just what is baptism for the dead?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- One of the most acclaimed educators of our time, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh is foremost a priest

• George Weigel -- What is enduring impact of bishops' peace pastoral? Pastoral was high water mark for certain form of Episcopal activism

Special section -- A New Genesis: Community of women celebrates 25 years in Diocese of Green Bay

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on July 11, 2008. The next issue will be July 18, 2008.

New since the print edition ...
-- Posted: 7/9/2008, 6:50 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 7/10/2008, 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Bp. David L. Ricken is named the
12th Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay

photo of Bishop David L. Ricken
David L. Ricken

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- "I'm really looking forward to working with all over you ... to be that beautiful symbol of hope that the Holy Father has called us to be: beacons of hope in our world today."

That is how Bishop David Laurin Ricken, appointed July 9 by Pope Benedict XVI as the 12th Bishop of Green Bay, introduced himself to the people of his new diocese.

The bishop said he wants to continue the Green Bay Diocese's emphasis on education and catechetical formation, on vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and to revealing the church's "treasure box" of history, tradition, spirituality and prayer.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Biographical info.

Local Catholics offer input on their faith

Survey by diocese shows community aspect of faith keeps
Catholics active

photo of girl kneeling at her first Communion
GROWING UP CATHOLIC: Maggie Braatz, daughter of Jeff and Nancy Braatz of Holy Spirit Parish in Darboy, is pictured at her 2007 first Communion. A survey conducted by the Green Bay Diocese posed six questions related to practicing the faith. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

ALLOUEZ -- What are local Catholics saying about their faith?

According to a survey conducted last summer by the diocesan Evangelization Commission and released this month, people cherish the Mass, daily prayer and the sense of community that comes from being a Catholic.

On the other hand, they struggle with issues of clergy abuse, priestly celibacy and the treatment of women, and also see a need for more hospitality, more outreach to both young adults and the elderly and more education in their faith traditions.

Deacon Mike Grzeca, diocesan director of evangelization and worship, said there was a two-fold purpose for the survey of 2,000 Catholics randomly selected from registered households.

Full story ...

Sidebar: Keeping the Faith

Other News

Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List (Feb. 8)

 • 9 U.S. dioceses are vacant
    Green Bay is number 4 on list of U.S. dioceses
    waiting for new bishop

 • Kaukauna family hosts Mississippi student
    Exchange program seeks to remove racial barriers, build up human dignity

 • Weiss stands up for foster kids
    Sixth grader started 'Pillow Pals for Foster Friends' when she was 8

 • Holy Apostles School closes its doors
    Enrollment drop prompts officials to announce closing

 • Vandals damage headstones at cemetery

 • Actor says his main role is serving God
    Chris Kramer's return to faith was prompted by praying Hail Marys

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for July 6, 2008: God's life, love and light revealed
    for July 13, 2008: Discipline and hard work required

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for July 6, 2008: Four styles with one foundation
    for July 13, 2008: A story of hearing and understanding

 • Editorial -- Health care reform
    Catholic Health Association offers voters a moral vision for U.S. health care

 • Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
    The battle for climate change control continues


 • Foundations of Faith -- Flying the Stars and Stripes in a church
    Where should we display the U.S. flag?

 • Saint of the Day -- Mary sheltered priests during Revolution
    French furor turned against Catholics in 1789

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- She does it for the children
    Helen Frings helps children in need through Christ Child Society

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2008 Bishop's Appeal logo
Sharing Our Faith

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Project focuses on family (Apr. 4)
Ready for summer relaxation? (Mar. 21)
Diocese eyes adult education (Mar. 14)
Diocesan youth conference will be held March 30
    (Mar. 7)
Program works to end domestic violence (Feb. 29)
Workshop helps parishes manage business affairs
    (Feb. 22)
She's keeping the faith (Feb. 15)
Bishops' Appeal helps Catholic Charities respond to crises (Feb. 8)
   Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance
Bishop's Appeal kicks off (Feb. 1)
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: 2008 Bishop's Appeal facts

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